Here's what's got us talking this week...
THE GYMSHARK STORE
Sportswear e-tailer Gymshark is in advanced talks over the former J Crew store in Regent Street, London. This opening would be the brand’s first brick-and-mortar store, as the brand has mainly utilised pop-up spaces in the past. The announcement follows plans to expand globally.
SELFRIDGES IS FOR SALE
Renowned department store Selfridges has gone up for sale at an aptly time due to reduced tourism and footfall driving its toughest year to date. After buying Selfridges in 2003 for around £600 million, owners Weston retail group have received an unsolicited offer for £4 billion. The deal is thought to include Selfridges’s landmark London store, Exchange Square in Manchester, and Brown Thomas in Dublin.
DIOR'S CAPRI POP-UP
Dior has remodelled its Capri pop-up boutique after its introduction last year to the Il Riccio Restaurant & Beach Club. This year’s boutique is re-imagined to infuse the magic of couture. Raspberry, chartreuse and navy hues embellish the space with decorative shoes, accessories and clothing filling the pop-up. The boutique overlooks the tranquil Mediterranean Sea with a Dior monogrammed vespa, available for visitors to explore in style.
THE PLT HOTEL
The Boohoo group has ventured into the hospitality industry, investing in a multi-million-pound luxury house in Devon. The property will launch as a hotel later this year, furnished with signature pink interiors and showcasing the latest homeware lines. On-site, there will be a wellness guru, spa, entertainment and a make-up artist, making The PrettyLittleThing hotel the ultimate staycation for fans of the brand.
LULULEMON'S MUSHROOM YOGA LINE
Following Stella McCartney’s Mylo line and Adidas’ “Stan Smith Mylo” footwear, Lululemon has unveiled an upcoming Mylo yoga line. Mylo, made from mycelium, the vegetative part of the mushroom, is embraced for its durability and functionality within the sportswear market. This bio-material is part of Lululemon’s sustainability commitment to creating lower-impact products.
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